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Pace Law hosts NELMCC

Each February, Pace Law hosts The Jeffrey G. Miller Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC).  It was conceived by Pace Law students in 1989 and has grown into the largest interschool moot court competition of any kind under one roof.  The NELMCC regularly attracts over 200 competitors from diverse law schools and over 175 attorneys who serve as judges for the three days of oral arguments. This year’s Competition will be held at Pace Law from February 23 through February 25.

The Competition tests the skills of the competing students in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy.  The Competition problem each year is taken from real cases and current challenging legal environmental issues. Teams prepare a brief for their parties legal position, which is then graded, from there the teams and coaches come to Pace Law in February for the oral phase of the competition.  Those with the highest combined scores for both the written brief and oral argument advance and awards are eventually given to the Winning Team, finalist teams, best briefs, and best oralists. In 2016, the University Of Mississippi School Of Law won the Competition.

Click here to learn more about the Competition.